Die For Me is being reviewed as part of my Paris in Springtime blog event. First off, WHAT a gorgeous cover. Honestly, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t spotted it prior to me researching books set in Paris for my blog event month. It’s become the source of so much love and inspiration (one of them being the first post in my Book Cover Styling tumblr)
Keep reading past the review for the book trailer, and be sure to stop by later during Paris Month for my mini interview (aka “minterview”) with the author, Amy Plum!
Kate & her sister Georgia have been recently orphaned when their parents were in an accident. They are relocated to live with their grandparents in Paris. While Georgia is living up the party lifestyle to try and forget the pain, Kate has a different grieving process. She buries herself in books and museum visits by herself until she catches the eye of a handsome Frenchman by the name of Vincent. After witnessing an unsettling event involving Vincent and his friends, Kate discovers he’s a revenant, one who is destined to keep saving the lives of others forever. Him and his kind are faced with their evil counterparts and Kate must decide if her feelings for Vincent are worth her safety and life as she once knew it to be.
Set in the present-day, Die For Me holds an old world quality to it as well. Vincent’s chauvinistic gestures from an earlier time mixed with Kate’s modern-day personality is a nice metaphor to the old and new of Paris. Although I personally found some of Vincent’s gestures to be a bit over-the-top cheesy, I merely attributed that to his character and his history. Plum has created a diverse group of distinct characters with very likable (and unlikable) personality traits. The story of the revenants is such a unique take on the often-saturated paranormal genre. What a breath of fresh air to not always read stories revolving around vampires!
Plum’s writing of this beautiful setting is descriptive and transports you right into the scene that Kate is experiencing. When she’s sitting at a café reading a book, you feel like you’re right there next to her, seeing what she’s seeing. Filled with romance, action and a touch of the paranormal, Paris is the perfect location for this story.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4/5 stars)
Keep reading for the book trailer!